Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — October 1918

LIME ROCK — The children who had scarletina have all recovered and are out again. The cases were all very mild.


TACONIC — Eugene Fuller of Sheffield fell from an apple tree recently, loosening several ribs from the spine. He remains in a serious condition.


The extent to which the influenza epidemic has reached in towns all around us is appalling. Our own town is singularly spared to a great extent. We have had comparatively few cases and but three deaths all traceable directly to the disease, and others who have been ill seem to be improving.


LIME ROCK — Hon. C.W. Barnum attended the races at Windsor.


SALISBURY — James Melvin has gone to Waterbury, where he has entered the employ of the Scoville Manufacturing Co., as metal inspector.


Miss Harriet E. Belden died Oct. 13 aged 83 years. She was the last of a family for many years identified with South Canaan. As a devoted daughter and sister and a kindly neighbor she spent her life in the old homestead, long famous for its hospitality. Miss Belden had literary appreciation and ability, and was deeply interested in local history, flowers, and all the beauties of nature. For the past four years she has been an invalid in the home of her cousin, Mr. Walter Kellogg of Falls Village.


50 years ago — October 1968

SHARON — Mr. and Mrs. George Lamb have returned from a two-week autumn vacation, touring Cape Cod, New Hampshire and Vermont, and report that the foliage was magnificent this year.


Jeffrey P. Walker, for many years business manager of Salisbury School, has accepted an affiliation with the Lakeville insurance firm of Wagner, Schwaikert, McNeil.


When Andrew Ocif, 28, accepted appointment as Kent’s resident state trooper last July, he brought with him two unique distinctions. Andy is a “non-resident” resident trooper, as he lives in the Merryall District of New Milford, and he is also the youngest resident trooper to serve out of Canaan Barracks.


A $51,000 cable project, which will be completed in December, will provide more telephone facilities for residents of Falls Village and Twin lakes sections of the Canaan exchange, Harold E. Eiby, local manager for the SNETCO, announced this week.


The sale of Toll Gate Dairy Farms Inc. to the Avery-Green Corporation, owned by the Guida-Seibert Dairy of New Britain, has been announced in Litchfield by Joseph Frascarelli, vice president of Toll Gate.


25 years ago — October 1993

Lime Rock Park this weekend is sponsoring its first ever NASCAR race, which is expected to attract the largest audience of the current season.


Litchfield County’s only daily newspaper, The Register Citizen, was sold this week to a New Jersey chain that owns 14 other dailies and a number of weeklies throughout the Midwest and the East. The Register Citizen’s parent, the Eagle Publishing Co. of Pittsifleld, Mass., said it was reluctantly forced to sell the paper because of the large amount of debt it had incurred in the move to new corporate offices in Pittsfield and the purchase of the Middletown Press, a daily in the Connecticut River Valley.


Items were extracted from past issues of The Lakeville Journal.